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So put on Headhunter last night for the first time in years (and probably systems) and was amazed, so much better than I ever remembered and made me fall in love all over... 

So recommendations on the funky side of Jazz as not the biggest jazz fan... Sorry. I may grow up on day.... 

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There is a Wam Jazz Funk playlist on Spotify that I created. It's collaborative and has so much good stuff on it.

One of my favourites is Places and Spaces by Donald Byrd:

https://youtu.be/VxmyYrBo8lI

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Aah OK I'm on tidal but will transfer.... Any other suggestions happily take... Definately the groove side of Jazz I'm after... Not a fan of sextant or crossing by herbie much but Liking his album man child. 

Like things like the cabo Verde album space echo and William onyeabor who I realise is more afro funk 

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Stanley Clarke. Chick Corea. Both worth a listen in that sort of vein.

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1 hour ago, BeeRay said:

Donald Byrd - Black Byrd is worth a try.

Was listening as I wrote the OP 

Been a lovely night exploring.... 

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Add Billy Cobham to the list. And Jan Hammer/Jerry Goodman.

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Donald Byrds 70s stuff might have upset Jazz purists, but who cares,  he made some outstanding soul/jazz/funk fusion, including the classic disco fave 'Dominoes', check it out along with his LP 'Steppin out', so uplifting.  

I also revisited Headhunters recently, and it does stand out on a more hifi system, most pleasing. I love Hancocks 70s stuff (and 60s), fave being 'Fat Albert rotunda' and 'Sextant', the afro futurist covers are amazing, the music is even more mind blowing, very 'out there' but with the professional arrangements one would expect of a jazz leader.  

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36 minutes ago, Tony_J said:

Add Billy Cobham to the list. And Jan Hammer/Jerry Goodman.

Good calls. George Duke also. And of course, Weather Report.

And a thousand others that I'd need to go through the collection to remember.

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1 minute ago, rabski said:

Good calls. George Duke also. And of course, Weather Report.

And a thousand others that I'd need to go through the collection to remember.

Yep. The Billy Cobham/George Duke band was pretty good...and Weather Report is of course outstanding. And of course, a lot of these guys learnt their stuff with Miles Davis, so you have to include him as well.

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Add Maceo Parker to that list too.

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The 'Wam Jazz Funk' playlist. Feel free to add anything you wish!

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/51eLnxOMTNvQTWIj7HRmrt?si=eOdF4vQASXm2Xs8qs6ykJQ

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Another class bit of jazz funk from Bobbi Humphrey:

https://open.spotify.com/track/52wleLPMLd50hEWoCyHvPN?si=NUtLti1vS2y6NJEL7QwzNA

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Don't forget some of the new kids on the block - Ezra Collective, Ruby Rushton, Makaya McCraven, Nubya Garcia and Moses Boyd.

Good to see another fan of the genius that is William Onyeabor.

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10 hours ago, Baggawire said:

Don't forget some of the new kids on the block - Ezra Collective, Ruby Rushton, Makaya McCraven, Nubya Garcia and Moses Boyd.

Good to see another fan of the genius that is William Onyeabor.

Jazz is a creative pool right now with some superb music being released - you're right.

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